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1956 Receiving Stats

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National Champion: Oklahoma (AP, FWAA, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Paul Hornung (Notre Dame)

AP Preseason #1: Oklahoma ▪ AP Final #1: Oklahoma

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39 Players

Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1 Jim Morse Notre Dame Ind 20 442 22.1 1 48 148 3.1 0 68 590 8.7 1
2 Farrell Funston Pacific Ind 27 563 20.9 5 27 563 20.9 5
3 Ernie Pitts Denver Skyline 21 415 19.8 6 1 7 7.0 1 22 422 19.2 7
4 Jim Swink* Texas Christian SWC 23 450 19.6 2 169 706 4.2 5 192 1156 6.0 7
5 Ron Kramer Michigan Big Ten 18 353 19.6 2 5 19 3.8 0 23 372 16.2 2
6 Fred Dugan Dayton Ind 26 481 18.5 4 1 15 15.0 27 496 18.4 4
7 Buddy Cruze Tennessee SEC 20 357 17.9 2 20 357 17.9 2
8 John Whatcott Utah State Skyline 23 400 17.4 3 56 340 6.1 5 79 740 9.4 8
9 Joe Walton Pittsburgh Ind 21 360 17.1 6 21 360 17.1 6
10 Buddy Dial Rice SWC 21 357 17.0 5 21 357 17.0 5
11 Don Ellingsen Washington State PCC 27 455 16.9 1 7 17 2.4 0 34 472 13.9 1
12 Roger Aceto Drake Ind 18 302 16.8 0 12 39 3.3 0 30 341 11.4 0
13 Jimmy Phillips Auburn SEC 23 383 16.7 4 23 383 16.7 4
14 Bill Steiger Washington State PCC 39 607 15.6 5 9 90 10.0 1 48 697 14.5 6
15 Joe Kopnisky West Virginia Southern 19 295 15.5 1 19 295 15.5 1
16 Rick Randall Colgate Ind 17 250 14.7 1 17 250 14.7 1
17 Art Powell San Jose State Ind 40 583 14.6 5 18 182 10.1 0 58 765 13.2 5
18 Walter Fondren Texas SWC 22 318 14.5 2 115 493 4.3 4 137 811 5.9 6
19 Johnny Wilson Denver Skyline 27 383 14.2 4 98 564 5.8 4 125 947 7.6 8
20 Norm Becker California PCC 22 313 14.2 3 22 313 14.2 3
Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
Rk Player School Conf Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
21 Carl Isaacs Stanford PCC 25 348 13.9 5 25 348 13.9 5
22 Larry Aldrich Idaho PCC 30 409 13.6 1 30 409 13.6 1
23 Dick Wallen UCLA PCC 23 308 13.4 2 1 3 3.0 0 24 311 13.0 2
24 Hal Boutte San Jose State Ind 20 267 13.4 0 20 267 13.4 0
25 Burt Bullock Brigham Young Skyline 22 291 13.2 2 28 84 3.0 0 50 375 7.5 2
26 Brad Bomba Indiana Big Ten 31 407 13.1 1 31 407 13.1 1
27 Paul Camera Stanford PCC 28 350 12.5 2 3 2 0.7 31 352 11.4 2
28 Bob Bryant Texas SWC 24 301 12.5 4 24 301 12.5 4
29 Ron Szczypkowski Columbia Ivy 19 238 12.5 4 19 238 12.5 4
30 Connie Baird Hardin-Simmons BIAA 37 455 12.3 1 37 455 12.3 1
31 Dick Chapman Detroit Mercy MVC 20 245 12.3 1 1 -3 -3.0 0 21 242 11.5 1
32 Charles James Missouri Big 7 30 362 12.1 62 283 4.6 92 645 7.0 0
33 Don Gest Washington State PCC 26 299 11.5 2 26 299 11.5 2
34 Larry Peccatiello William & Mary Southern 19 216 11.4 2 19 216 11.4 2
35 Tommy Gentry Southern Methodist SWC 23 255 11.1 2 23 255 11.1 2
36 Terry Hurley Montana Skyline 20 204 10.2 1 20 204 10.2 1
37 Alfred Jamison Colgate Ind 29 289 10.0 6 29 289 10.0 6
38 Fred Polzer Virginia ACC 24 221 9.2 0 24 221 9.2 0
39 Lou Valli Stanford PCC 21 176 8.4 1 120 628 5.2 141 804 5.7 1